Mark Cameron Yachts

Botnia Botnia Targa 27


Rare twin engine configuration.



Lying: Largs, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBotnia Botnia Targa 27
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingLargs, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP


Engine2x Volvo Penta KAD32 marine diesel engine 175hp @ 3,800rpm 4-cylinder, supercharged, turbocharged with aftercooler, indirectly cooled Volvo Penta sterndrive Dual control stations Single lever morse controls
Fuel Capacity350l


Drinking Water Capacity200l


The manufacturers describe the Botnia Targa boats as ‘The 4x4 of the Sea’. This bold claim has been well proven with examples of the various models to be found in all corners of the globe in service as both commercial and recreational craft. The walk-around, self-draining deck layout with a well-protected wheelhouse and flybridge lending itself to shorthanded operation.

The Targa 27 VALIANT is a rare to find twin engine version of the design, fitted with twin Volvo Penta KAD32 diesel engines; offering increase safety and security when cruising further afield. Offered for sale with a comprehensive inventory her highlights include:

Original gelcoat finished to GRP mouldings
Twin Volvo Penta KAD32 (175hp) marine diesel engines
Volvo Penta DPE outdrive legs with duo props (new props 2023)
Vetus tunnel-mounted bow thruster
Bennett electro-hydraulic system
Hardwired 230VAC shore power system
Ctek battery charger
B&G Vulcan 9 MFD plotter/fishfinder with ForwardScan transducer (2021)
B&G V50 DSC VHF (2021)
Raymarine C80 classic MFD plotter/radar with Raymarine 2kw radome scanner
Wheelhouse mounted searchlight
Jabsco manual marine toilet
Lewmar electric windlass
Beaching legs

Lying afloat on her berth in Largs Marina the Targa 27 VALIANT is ready for immediate viewing by prior appointment.

‘Apart form a clever layout, the Targa also offers plenty of sea kindly performance and fast passage making potential, together with a stout build. As one interested party at a boat show commented, “All you have to do is add some imagination as to what you want to do and where you want to go”.’

Motor Boats Monthly – Targa 27 Boat Report
(Full copy available)


Hull Construction:
GRP moulded hull
Sandwich laminate construction
GRP formed internal structural members
Medium to deep Vee hull form, deadrise 24 degrees forward dropping to 19 degrees aft
Original gelcoat finish to topsides
Professional polish of topsides and superstructure August 2023
Underwater hull finished in blue antifouling, applied August 2023

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP moulded deck incorporating gunwales and forward seating
Deck self-draining with moulded recesses to accommodate deck hatches
GRP moulded wheelhouse superstructure, sandwich laminate construction
Wheelhouse laminate to deck moulding internally
Original gelcoat finish to deck moulding
Moulded non-slip pattern texture on deck panels
Teak slats to finish forward seating
Toughened glass windows


Port Engine:
Volvo Penta KAD32 marine diesel engine
175hp @ 3,800rpm
4-cylinder, supercharged, turbocharged with aftercooler, indirectly cooled
Volvo Penta sterndrive
Dual control stations
Single lever morse controls

Starboard Engine:
Volvo Penta KAD32 marine diesel engine
175hp @ 3,800rpm
4-cylinder, supercharged, turbocharged with aftercooler, indirectly cooled
Volvo Penta sterndrive
Dual control stations
Single lever morse controls

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced June 2023
Outdrive leg bellows replaced 2018
Exhaust elbows replaced on both engines 2023
Supercharger for Starboard engine overhauled and clutch replaced 2023
New set of Duo Props fitted to both outdrives in August 2023
Starboard engine injectors removed and overhauled 2019
Starboard drive leg trim cylinder stripped and overhauled 2019
Port drive leg stripped and overhauled 2018
Morse control cables replaced throughout 2018
Cruising speed 18kts
Max Speed 28kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta DPE outdrive leg
Volvo Penta alloy duo props
Trim gauges for each leg at lower helm station
Hydraulic dual station steering
Power Assisted steering

Bow Thruster:
Vetus tunnel-mounted bow thruster
Single control station at lower helm

Trim Tabs:
Bennett electro-hydraulic system
Dual control stations

Cetrek Pilot 730 control head
Hydraulic drive unit


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single 16 amp connection point
Hardwired RCD protected system
3 pin UK sockets, battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Starboard Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC
Port Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC
Bow Thruster Battery – 1x 12VDC

Ctek MXS25 battery charger (2017)
230VAC – 12VDC, 25amp
Fitted with leads and crocodile clips, can charge any of the batteries in engine space

Single engine mounted alternator on each engine

Other Electrical:
Searchlight on wheelhouse roof, manually controlled from lower helm station
Stainless steel pantograph wiper arms to port and starboard
Engine space blower
12VDC charging sockets at internal and external helm stations


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap in heads
Shower fitting in heads compartment
Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump – Forward and aft pumps


Single fuel tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 350ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single freshwater tank
Plastic tank construction
Approximate capacity 200ltrs


On Flybridge:
Magnetic Compass

At Internal Helm Station:
Plotter/Radar – Raymarine C80 classic MFD with Raymarine 2kw radome scanner
Plotter/Fishfinder – B&G Vulcan 9 MFD with ForwardScan transducer (2021)

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – B&G V50 (2021)


Stainless steel sink with cold water tap

Toilet – Jabsco manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap
Shower fitting
Shower sump drain pump

Overhead lighting in wheelhouse
Overhead lighting in lower accommodation


Summary of Accommodation:
Wheelhouse with seating for helm and passengers
Lower accommodation with two single berths
External heads compartment

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work internally of teak faced plywood with solid teak trims
Teak and holly veneered soleboard
Joinery work finished in varnish or oil
GRP moulded heads compartment

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Located forward of wheelhouse centrally
Accessed from foredeck via opening door.
Step down into heads compartment below deck level
Manual marine toilet located outboard, forward to port side.
Countertop aft with inset wash hand basin
Storage locker beneath countertop unit
Compartment fitted with sole grating and sump beneath with electric drain pump

Sliding doors to access wheelhouse from port and starboard sided decks.
Forward facing seats for helm and navigator to port and starboard forward
Helm station forward to starboard with wheel forward of helm seat. Engine controls, dash display, switch panel and nav instrument forward of helm
Plotter located inboard of helm station, visible from either of the forward seats
Secondary plotter / fishfinder mounted overhead above helm station, centrally
DSC VHF, clock and barometer mounted overhead outboard to port
Teak countertop spanning forward end of wheel house to port of helm station with lifting sections
Stainless steel galley unit with inset sink and twin burner gas cooker beneath port side lifting section.
Storage compartment beneath central lifting section of countertop
Fridge built-in to base of helm seat to starboard
L-shaped saloon bench settee wrapping around aft end of wheel house
Height adjustable, pole-mounted, folding; saloon table which can stow against the deck head.
With table dropped both forward seats can be swivelled round to face inward.

Lower Accommodation Space:
Accessed by companionway from wheelhouse, centrally between the aft wheelhouse seating.
Two steps down to lower compartment sole.
Single berths to port and starboard in a quarter berth style extending forward
Storage locker space beneath berths.


Targa trademark walk round deck layout.
Single bow roller centrally with Delta anchor self-stowing in roller.
Stainless steel grabrail to port and starboard side of bow
Anchor windlass mounted on elevated section of foredeck centrally.
Locker space beneath elevated section of foredeck
Forward cockpit area forward of wheel house.
GRP moulded seating wrapping around cockpit area with storage lockers in seat base
Teak cockpit table, mounting on forward deck with removable leg
Large under-deck storage locker accessed by lifting hatch
Heads compartment accessed via opening door at forward end of wheelhouse
Stainless steel grabrail on gunwale top running aft from foredeck and wrapping around aft deck with teak capping rail.
Flybridge located on aft end of wheelhouse, accessed from aft deck
Two plastic forward facing seats with external helm station to starboard
Shaped Perspex windscreen wrapping around flybridge
Stainless steel A-frame fitted over flybridge
Bathing platform mounted on transom with teak grating and folding swim ladder

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Delta anchor on chain and warp rode
Anchor Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls on deck with secondary control station at internal helm
Fenders – Selection
Mooring Warps – Selection
Beaching Legs – Yacht Leg and Cradle Company extendable alloy legs

GRP dinghy with weaver snap davits to stow on bathing platform
Fitted with beaching wheels
Outboard – Johnson 2.3hp, 4-stroke


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Running lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – XM Yachting 6 person ISO/ORC canister liferaft – service now due

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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